Plan to Join us on Nov. 14 for World Diabetes Day at the University of Florida

November is American Diabetes Month, so we’re going blue for #Bluevember. Learn more about this campaign and our 29 Days of Action here.

Blue Circle MapNov. 6 Action: Join us on Nov. 14 for World Diabetes Day at UF

November 14 is World Diabetes Day, and we’re celebrating at the University of Florida. Multiple events will be held on the UF Gainesville campus.

Seminar Presentation by Dr. Mark Atkinson, Director for the University of Florida Diabetes Institute

Dr. Mark Atksinon will be speaking on World Diabetes Day from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. at the University of Florida in Communicore C1-4 near Shands Hospital. If you are not faculty or staff member or student at the University of Florida and would like to attend in person, you may contact Carly Barnes Dodd for seating availability at The presentation will be broadcast online for those who are not able to attend in person.

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World Diabetes Day Health Fair

Come by the Plaza of the Americas from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. to visit with campus and community organizations for our World Diabetes Day Health Fair. There will be food, fun, and educational activities for the whole family. All activities are free.

At 5:00 p.m., we will coordinate a giant “blue circle” photo of the crowd, so make sure to wear blue!

World Diabetes Day Century Tower Lighting Ceremony

At 5:30 p.m. we will begin our evening event with our Century Tower Lighting Ceremony. We will hear from leadership at the University of Florida Diabetes Institute and special guests. Century Tower will be lit blue for diabetes awareness promptly at 6:00 p.m.

  • Speakers:
    • 5:45 p.m.: Noah, 10-year old diabetes advocate, from Noah’s March.
    • 6:05 p.m.: Jay Hewitt, Ironman triathlete and practicing attorney.

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For more information, please contact Carly Barnes Dodd at